"Holy fuck... They turned Fang into one of them! Wow, I like his new violent bloodthirsty thing. Ok, let's think... Jumping for my jurglar, all their mouths are blood red and they can turn others into one of them... Fuck, we have vampires." As if in response, Fang's eyes locked onto me and he let out a low growl. The hair on his shackles and neck rose right before he let out a blood curdling howl.
A good signal to leave.
I ran back into the forest, immediately heading to the spot where I left Unity. I pulled away the dead branches that I had used to conceal him next to a tree. He had turned them transparent anyway, so it's not like they were much help. I scooped him up and took off as fast as I could in a random direction, trying to stall to think of what to do next.
Ok, Esmerelda needs me, Unity needs to be taken to safety, I need to stop the vampiric animals before they get to Ponyville, and my best friend just turned vampire on me. Shit this is not my day. I sighed heavily before returning my focus to my mad dash. Ok, first I need to get Unity to safety. Then I can get to defending the town. Then I can help Esmerelda... but where to keep Unity... I sighed as nothing immediately came to mind, then I ran smack into Blaze.
"Whoa!! Hey Sharky. How nice to run into you!" He broke out into laughs and I clapped a hand over his mouth. He gave me a questioning look and kept trying to move his jaw. I lifted a finger to my lips.
"Shhhhh...." He quit squirming and gave me his full attention. "Now, don't panic. I'm being chased by a horde of vampire rodents. I need you to hold them off awhile so I can take my son to Twilight then come back here and defend the town from the evil beasts." I slowly removed my hand from his mouth.
"BWAHAHAHA!!! Good one Sharky! You had me going there for a se--"
"Grrrr..." A familiar growl came from the trees and two dots of red light popped up from the shadows inbetween the trees.
"Oh... I forgot to mention that they got Fang." Suddenly Blaze's horn flashed and he appeared to be covered in emeralds.
"Oh, so now you're on board."
"Go!!" I jumped slightly and took off in the direction of Ponyville. Fang gave chase, but he was tackled by an emerald Blaze. I ran flat-out at max speed, hurridly weaving inbetween trees as they whizzed by. It was obvious that I was much faster than I had been before my little cross dimensional trip. I must have been closer to town than I thought, because I was there in less than five minutes of running. I quickly hauled ass to Twilight's house. I knocked on the door.
"Uhh... this isn't a good time..." I heard Twilight's voice call from inside.
"Twilight! I need you NOW!!!" I yelled desperately into the door. I heard the familiar tapping of hooves as Twilight approached the door. I didn't see a glow of magic as the door opened like usual though. Instead, the door was opened to reveal a Twilight that was standing on two hooves, but had arms and hands and a human face! She had her tail, horn, and color still, but what caught my attention most was her totally exposed human anatomy.
"Hi Sharky... What do you think?"
"... I'm thinking maybe a C cup... Damn! Nice tits." Twilight screwed her face up at me in confusion. I shook my head to get rid of my thoughts. "Look, I'll ask you about this odd experiment later, but right now I need you to take Unity so that I can go fight some vampire birds and rodents that he acidentally created!"
"... What?" She blinked a few times in confusion. I sighed.
"Look, hold Unity while I kick some vampire ass." I handed her Unity and she awkwardly grabbed hold of him in her new arms. "K, bye! Aww c'mon man! You got a naked chick that doesn't know it's wrong and you're not gonna take advantage of that?!"
I hauled ass back to the area where I had left Blaze. All I saw was a dome of creatures covering something.
"No! They can't have gotten Blaze too! I don't care about the freak, but I'm aching to kick some ass!" I unsheathed the Buster sword and raised it in front of me angrily. I wasn't going to kill these animals, but I could sure beat the hell out of them. Fluttershy would understand I'm sure. I charged at the vampire critters and smacked the top half of the dome off with a swing of the flat of my blade. I dazed some of the ones I hit for sure, and since the top was made mostly out of birds, I was sure I broke a wing or two. unfortunately, this drew the attention of the rest of the animals. Before I could move, I was buried in a swarm of chipmunks, mice, and bunnies. I quickly threw myself down to the ground and rolled in a desperate effort to get rid of the tiny blood suckers. Most of them fell off with the impact or the force of my weight crushing them. I could only hope I hadn't killed any of them. I leapt back to my feet and smacked off the remaining few vampire critters. Then, some birds that I hadn't damaged started divebombing at me.
"Oh cool! They left!" I looked down at the ground to see that under the giant dome of animals, Blaze had been covered in his emeralds the whole time!
"Holy crow! You're ok!" A crow dived at me and got a taste of the back of my left hand.
"Well duh. I'm covered in emeralds and we're fighting squirrels. Of course I'm still alive!" A bunny that looked suspiciously like Angel smacked into Blaze's neck ineffectively.
"Well lucky you. I however don't have a freaking emerald covering. Cowardly bitch! Fight like a real man! ... Stallion... Male drag-- Oh whatever the fuck you are!" I swatted two more birds out of the air with the flat of my blade. Crippling two birds with one swing. Multitudes of vampiric rodents swarmed around my legs, but they were unable to hurt me in the slightest.
"Maybe you should get more armor then! Don't complain to me just because you refuse to show up prepared!" A hawk raked Blaze's back with it's talons, then changed it's mind and came at me.
"Do you know how hard it is for me to keep a shirt!? It's not like I try to run around half naked! I'm just glad it's a little warmer. Now." I reared back my left arm and met the falcon's beak with my gauntleted fist.
"Why are you glad it's warmer?" The animals slowly seemed to be realizing that they couldn't hurt us.
"No particular reason. I am pretty glad it's just these little animals for now. If Fang showed up we'd have a little more t--"
"Grrrrr...." Fang seemed to materialize out of nowhere from the forest to my left.
"Oh dang it..."
"GRAGHHHH!!!" A giant blood-crazed grizzly bear followed him.
"And he brought a bear. How nice."
"Uhhh... Hey Sharky..." Blaze sounded nervous.
"I think he's strong enough to break my gemskin..."
"Fan fucking tastic."
Rarity slowly fluttered her eyes open delicately. She had no need to be so slow about it, but she enjoyed taking her time to make an entrance. She had heard Sharky bang on the door. Poor dear most likely considered it knocking, but he was far too strong for his own good. Rarity let her eyes fully open and stretched out her legs. She tried to stand up, to find that the position was now uncomfortable for her. She looked around in confusion to find the source of her discomfort. For some reason, her backside was far taller than her front, and her back had to arch up to make this position work.
"What in Equestria..." She muttered to herself. Then she saw her friend Twilight's mane near the table. "Twilight! What happened?" Twilight turned to face her and stumbled around the table. She looked kind of like Sharky except she had hind legs, was still purple, still had a horn and tail, and was much thinner. Also she had two lumps on her chest that Rarity couldn't identify. "You... you don't look quite like I imagined a human girl would..." Twilight hid a smile behind one of her odd new appendages.
"And you look funny all bent up like that Rarity! Humans stand on their back legs only, remember?" A blush spread across Rarity's face.
"Oh, of course..." Rarity pushed herself up off the ground and wobbled to maintain her balance.
"Anyway, you're right. I don't look quite like a human female. It took too much energy for me to handle, so it seems we've all only halfway transformed... and were... knocked out in the process..." Rarity looked at the forms of all her friends.
"Do you think.... maybe we sould get some clothes dear? Sharky always seemed so adamant about his clothing... it might be important!"
"Nah, I think it's just a cultural thing. Like rhyming zebras." Rainbow Dash spoke up. She was leaning against a wall of the library in a casual way, like she had been human her whole life.
"Soo.... I don't have to make us all clothes?"
"... Can I make myself clothes anyway?" Rainbow Dash shrugged.
"Sure, go nuts."
"Ohhh~ Fantastic! Oh, before I forget, what did Sharky want Twilight? Why didn't he stay to see us?" Twilight held out Unity.
"He wanted me to hold Unity for a while. He said he had to fight vampires... but even with all my sizable knowledge of Equestria's fauna, I can't seem to understand what that is..."
"Ummm... maybe he meant vampony?" Rainbow Dash offered. Twilight waved a hoof dismissively.
"No, I'm very sure he said vampire."
"Well, perhaps that is human for vampony. After all, Prench for us is French to them." Rarity continued. Twilight rubbed her chin thoughtfully.
"Good point Rarity, but I very seriously doubt he would be telling me that he was fighting a bunch of things that don't exist."
"Well, what if they do exist?" Rainbow Dash asked.
"Don't be silly! Vamponies are only an old mare's tale."
"Nightmare Moon was a mare's tale. So was Discord." Rarity countered. Twilight seemed to stop and think for a moment. Rarity decided to add another being to the list. "Sharky wasn't even a mare's tale, but here he is."
"Oh... Good point... If that's really the case, then Sharky could be in serious trouble!" Twilight tried to turn and stride quickly to the front door, but she lost her balance on only the second step and fell over. Rarity had to stifle a giggle, even in the pressing situation. She tried to walk over to Twilight to hep her, but she lost her balance even quicker and fell forward onto the floor of the library. Rainbow Dash laughed.
"Bwahahaha! Look at you two! Do you seriously think Sharky needs our help? He's killed more monsters than anypony I've ever met!" Twilight looked at Rarity and they shared a look of understanding. Then they both burst out laughing.
"Quite right dear! We'd get in the way most likely!" Rarity giggled.
"I agree. I think he can handle himself!" Twilight exclaimed. "If anything, I'm more worried about Fluttershy... She still hasn't woken up." Rarity and the other girls turned their attention to their still unconcious friend.
"Nice Fang... Good boy..." I backed away slowly from Fang while still batting aside assorted birds. He prowled towards me, his mouth foaming slightly as he bared his teeth at me. "So, this is what my enemies see... Not as funny on the other end." I was having a really hard time planning on how to fight them. I flat out refused to kill them, but it was becoming clear from the scattered rodents picking themselves up off the ground that they wouldn't stay down.
"You think that's funny, I got the bear!" An emerald coated Blaze was slowly backing away from a... suprisingly large bear. The bear had Fang's fang marks all over it, so I was torn between being proud of my wolf and being scared for my life. One thing was for sure though...
I could really use some help.